high, low | deep, shallow | bottom, middle, top
He took a book down from the top shelf.
| bare, empty | open | dusty | glass, metal, wooden | bathroom, kitchen, library, shop, supermarket
VERB + SHELF
The fridge had three shelves.
| build, put up
She soon learned how to put up her own shelves.
| arrange sth on, display sth on, put sth (back) on, replace sth on, return sth to, stack sth on, stock
I put the packet back on the shelf. He's got a job stocking shelves in a supermarket.
I've cleared a shelf in the cupboard for you.
| get sth down from/off, pick sth from/off, remove sth from, take sth down from/off
The supermarket immediately removed the product from its shelves.
| fill, fit on, go on, remain on, sit on
Souvenirs filled the shelves. Her diaries just sat on the shelf for years (= nobody looked at them for years).
| reach (for/to)
She reached for the shelf next to the bed.
SHELF + VERB
be full of sth, contain sth, hold sth
SHELF + NOUN
space | life
The medicine has a shelf life of six months.
off a/the ~
I knocked it off the shelf by accident.
| on a/the ~
the books on the shelves
| ~ of
a shelf of books on economics
be filled/lined with shelves
The walls of her study were lined with shelves.
| a place on your shelves
The book deserves a place on everyone's shelves.
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